Monday, 20 January 2020

Measuring Ruler Birthday Card

This card measures 6ins x 6ins and uses a pre-scored, manufactured card blank from Hobbycraft.
I am not sure about this card, it looks a bit bitty and too spread out for me!  It's a birthday card for my eldest niece, who has just put the deposit down for her first house, so it's all VERY exciting and I wanted to make a card that would reflect the wonderful (??) times to come.
The rulers are from DoCrafts Bare Basics range , they are currently £6.19 for one pack on Amazon (what???), but I got them at a  rock bottom from e-bay, something like £1.99 for 6 packs a while ago now. The wooden Bits and Bobs hearts are from East Of India, bought a million years ago, that have hung on in there among my stash until they eventually got used!
The background paper came a Happy design paper pad from The Works (£1).
Owing to by my current lack of mojo I just set things out very basically on my table and then left it all there to come back to the following day, when I finally decided to use the Dymo label maker to write the sentiment......
........ printing and cutting the words out separately before backing them on to shimmery silver mirror card.
As a finishing touch I added tiny, silver nail art hearts and clusters of three black dots here and there to bring the design all together .......
It's OK, but it's not my finest hour ............ I had such a looooooooooong creative break throughout December and into the start of  January that my mojo is well and truly befuddled ...... and I desperately need it back!